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Clubhouse Coordinator

C4K seeks a Clubhouse Coordinator to oversee our innovative mentoring program and out-of-school learning space. C4K, a Best Buy Teen Tech Center, uses a learning approach designed to empower middle and high school students from low-income households to become more capable, creative, and confident learners. Youth-driven projects and activities, undertaken in collaboration with caring adult mentors, are STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)-centric, engaging,  and grounded in 21st century skills. The ideal candidate will operate with a strong equity lens, ensuring that this is reflected in the organization’s values and culture.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the C4K Best Buy Teen Tech Center makerspace for youth members during their out-of-school-time (OST), promoting self-directed learning and cultivating interest in STEAM.   Coordinate staff and volunteer participation in group mentoring of youth in the space or online meetings.  Ensure materials and resources are available in support of diverse STEAM activities and developing 21st Century Skills.
  • Assist 1:1 mentoring matches develop and complete projects (e.g., help them come up with ideas, gather materials, get started, track progress, and support their ongoing work). Provide frequent, tailored guidance and support to the matches to ensure a rewarding experience.
  • Identify, implement, and coordinate workshops and field trips that introduce members to STEAM disciplines, new skills, and opportunities for careers.
  • Support youth in planning for the future, including pursuing academic and job opportunities that leverage their Clubhouse skills and experience.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee processes to ensure timely communication with participants (members & volunteers) and keep accurate records of participation and outcomes.
  • Participate in The Clubhouse Network, attending Network meetings, sharing ideas and issues, and supporting collaborative projects across Clubhouses.
  • Supervise part-time program staff and interns.
  • Provide assistance when needed for operations including basic technical support to members / mentors and content for marketing initiatives. 

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record working with youth.
  • A passion for learning and helping others to learn.
  • Experience with and interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool.
  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and a talent for making people feel welcome and included;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work afternoons, evenings and occasional weekends.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

The Clubhouse Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Director of Operations. Starting pay is in the range of $50,000-$58,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical) for employee; 3+ weeks of vacation; personal leave; and 401k with employer match. General hours are 12-8 pm, Monday through Friday, and occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@c4kclubhouse.org.

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Advancement Manager

C4K (Computers4Kids), a homegrown Charlottesville non-profit committed to ensuring all youth have the skills and resources they need to have brighter futures, seeks an experienced Advancement Manager. The Advancement Manager is responsible for cultivating and stewarding donor relationships, with the primary goal of substantially expanding and improving fundraising performance of the organization. He/she/they is a creative and motivated development professional who has primary responsibility for internal and external development-related communications for the organization. The Advancement Manager works closely with the C4K team to create fundraising proposals, impact reports, social media posts, stewardship communications, and other written materials in support of C4K’s development efforts. The ideal candidate enjoys playing a crucial role in a small, highly collaborative team but is also comfortable working independently and taking ownership of projects. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives on appealing to varied audiences and is mission-driven.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as C4K’s principal storyteller: convey the importance and relevance of our work, illustrate our impact, and move the audience to action, translating outside connections and attention into  financial support
  • Develop and submit letters of inquiry, grant and major gift proposals, program and grant reports
  • Monitor and meet grant proposal and reporting deadlines
  • Research data that supports our work, including research into prospects that may align significant philanthropic potential with interest in the mission of C4K
  • Translate C4K’s work into appealing messaging for a wide variety of audiences, including impact pieces, appeals, and cases for support
  • Prepare correspondence from the Executive Director to donors and prospects
  • Together with program staff, prepare stewardship reports, materials, and correspondence to communicate impact to donors 
  • Develop and manage C4K’s gift acknowledgment plan
  • Cultivate and steward donor relationships, with an emphasis on in-person contact as much as is feasible
  • Organize and execute donor and fundraising events
  • Draft and manage the dissemination of the annual report and annual appeal letter
  • Compile data and produce presentation decks for presentations, meetings, board reports, etc.
  • Partner with program team to produce content/stories/blogs/social media content with donor stewardship focus that aligns with C4K messaging
  • Serve as primary administrator of donor database

Key Requirements

  • Demonstrate an affinity for the mission of C4K
  • A highly personable candidate who genuinely enjoys meeting and building personal relationships within C4K programmatic and philanthropic bases
  • Minimum of three years experience writing development/fundraising communications or in a related field
  • Possess knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to appeal to multiple and varied audiences
  • High attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Ability to produce high-quality work against a deadline 
  • Management of multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • Familiarity with nonprofit fundraising best practices
  • Value collaboration 
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Interest in contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Preferred Requirements

  • Five, or more, years of experience in non-profit advancement
  • Experience managing a grant portfolio, submitting successful grant applications, and conducting prospect research
  • Familiarity with program evaluation
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace

Salary, Hours and Benefits

The Advancement Manager is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Executive Director. Starting pay is in the range of $47,000-$55,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical) for employee; 3+ weeks of vacation; personal leave; and 401k with employer match. General hours are 9-10 am to 5 or 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to jobs@c4kclubhouse.org.

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